Take a screenplay written with every monster movie cliche imaginable and from any other genre that came in handy, an unimaginative director, $60,000, and you'll get a movie like Frankenstein's Daughter
. Really, the actors, several of which I recognize from TV shows of the time, gave performances as good as any others could have done with the material given them. There isn't a believable situation in this lovable, laughable turkey. This one had me smiling, laughing under my breath, or laughing out load throughout.
Oliver Frank is quite a piece of work. He pushes his boss, Prof. Morton, around, and patronizes him. When he isn't hitting hard on Morton's granddaughter, Trudy (played by Sandra Knight, who can also be seen in The Terror
), he's dosing her with a drug that makes her horrible looking. Everyone patronizes her. Frank's also carrying on the Frankenstein tradition in Morton's laboratory. He runs down a girl who brushes his high school masher moves off, takes her brain, and puts it into his monster. The monster moves spastically, like a battery operated robot I had as a kid, though mine tipped over all the time. The monster's only victims had to help by standing still or cornering themselves. As per formula (Teens to the rescue!), Trudy's boyfriend (played by John Ashley, who costarred in the equally funny The Eye Creatures
) destroys the monster, and Frank dies in the hilarious climatic scene in the laboratory.
I downloaded the 348MB 512Kb MPEG4 file. It's quality is better suited to a small viewing area. Dialog was sometimes hard to understand, but I didn't really care much.